ancestors, antioppression, family, intergenerationalresilience, intergenerationaltrauma, main, mindfulness, reflection

Intergenerational Thriving

In writing this piece, I can hear my grandmamas whispering to me, You can do it, baby. You can heal. You can thrive. I can feel their gratitude, their love, their care radiating through every cell in my being. I am perpetually moved and inspired by the interconnected and intergenerational nature of healing. Every thing… Continue reading Intergenerational Thriving

ancestors, blackness, body, intergenerationalresilience, intergenerationaltrauma, main, mindfulness, radicalcare, rest

Intergenerational Rest and Care

image by @samburriss If we’ve never seen those we are close to centering rest and care, then how can we know that these practices have value? I never had rest and care modeled for me growing up. I didn't know that they were possible until I began a daily practice of mindfulness and checking in… Continue reading Intergenerational Rest and Care

ancestors, Buddhism, grief, main, mindfulness, practice, radicalcare

Loving and Grieving in a Way that Lets Go

image by @n8rayfield As I write this, I find acceptance, grief, love, and appreciation as my companions on this three-year anniversary of the death of my mother. It is a time, a season with good-byes for many of us. How does one be with loss? How does one offer themselves care? How does one not… Continue reading Loving and Grieving in a Way that Lets Go

ancestors, antioppression, antiracism, blackness, main, radicalcare, radicalselflove, reflection

Embodied Radical Care Resources for Black Folx Part II

This week I am revisiting a post that I wrote in honor of Juneteenth to offer space for nourishment and care in coping with the news that none of the police officers responsible for Breonna Taylor's death were indicted or held accountable for shooting her to death while she was asleep in her home. When a… Continue reading Embodied Radical Care Resources for Black Folx Part II

ancestors, antiracism, earth, main, mindfulness, poetry

Beloved Guidance from Ancestors (poem)

A cry for help and refuge heard and responded to by beloved ancestors and Earth image by @kasturi09 Dear ones. We are listening. We see you. We love you. You carry so much. We see world wars in your eyes alone. Where did you learn how to hold so much that is not yours? Can… Continue reading Beloved Guidance from Ancestors (poem)

ancestors, earth, love, main, mindfulness, poetry

A Love Language Decolonization poem

photo by @mareksminder I want to know how to speak my great great great great grand people's tongue. I want to speak it to them like love being spoken into existence on the days that are so still and warm with lavender and sandalwood commingling in the air when I feel them nearby. I don't… Continue reading A Love Language Decolonization poem

ancestors, antioppression, antiracism, blackness, main, Meditation, mindfulness, poetry, practice, radicalcare, radicalselflove, reflection

Embodied Radical Care Resources for Black Folx

In honor of Juneteenth, I have devoted this post to all the ways Black folx can take care. There are so many forms of creative expression that bring so much love, joy and nourishment about the beauty and depth of the experience of Blackness. Revel in all of them. Music. Song. Film. Books. Dance. Art...… Continue reading Embodied Radical Care Resources for Black Folx

ancestors, antioppression, antiracism, blackness, intergenerationaltrauma, main, mindfulness, music, poetry, radicalcare, rest

rest and action

How are you taking care of your hearts right now, dear ones? I hope you are balancing nourishment and rest while engaging in intentional action to support change as you are able. For ideas about how rest can be one of the factors to support change, check out this post by @FeministSexEd titled How to Rest… Continue reading rest and action

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alone together & not knowing together resources + guided benefactor practice

image by @richardhorne .⠀ .⠀ I wrote this for you for the moments when you feel deeply alone. If you feel alone right now or in any moment, let's be alone together. I wrote this for you for the moments when you feel like you just don't know anything anymore about these times, about this world.… Continue reading alone together & not knowing together resources + guided benefactor practice